Cinch Building with Tia Watson


June 2nd, 2023

9am- 5pm

Sweetgrass County Fairgrounds | Big Timber, Montana

Learn the fundamentals of cinch making from the 2018 cinch maker of the year.
In this class we will learn the basics of building 17 strand cinch, proper tension and construction with the main focus being the comfort of the horse. We will go over how to measure out correct cordage for the body of the cinch (8 ply) and how to calculate design detail footage (2 ply). All knots and tying techniques will be gone over. We will cover how to properly measure a horse for cinch fit, go over different types of Cinches and saddle riggings and how to pick the correct cinch type for saddle rigging/ horse body type.

This class will include all materials to construct one 17 strand cinch, a set of instructions with “the basics” to help you along. Looms will be available to use, and purchase after class. There will also be extra materials for purchase after class. What you’ll need to bring to class is a cloth tape measure, a sharp pair of scissors, a notebook and a pen or pencil for note taking.

Limited to 5 students.

*Full refunds until May 20th. No refunds after May 20th.* 

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